orecchio 20 chilometri di circonferenza
divano pallido dei baci
buco per insaccare i cibi nel sozzo sacco
tromba d’oro suonata dall’angelo bianco
ear circumference 20 kilometres
pastel sofa of kisses
hole for food stuffed in the soiled sack
golden horn played by the white angel
Translation ©Matilda Colarossi
Born in 1884, in Ferrara, Corrado Govoni was born to a family of well-to-do farmers. He had no formal education, except for a brief period in a private boarding school. In 1903 he moved to Florence where he came in contact with the main literary circles of the time. He became friends with Sergio Corazzini, Aldo Palazzeschi, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and others. He collaborated in periodicals such as Poesia, La Riviera Ligure, Lacerba and La Voce.
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